Back to the Future Part III

Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Feb 7, 2013
    33
    Back to the Future Part III has that same sort of studio back-lot clunkiness. Only this time it's the audience that gets conked — by the sheer desperation of the whole enterprise.
  2. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    Feb 13, 2013
    25
    Back to the Future III has no future. The reason is that it never works up much of a past as it sends its gull-winged DeLorean time machine back to the Old West. In effect, it goes back to the Age of Steam and runs out of gas. [25 May 1990, p.45]
  3. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Julie Salamon
    Feb 7, 2013
    10
    Doc says: "I can't believe this is happening." …That sentence may be the only one uttered in the entire film that contains an ounce of true feeling. Certainly that was the thought on my mind as I watched this depressing rehash of material that seemed original just five years ago, when it was. And "I can't believe this is happening" seemed to be what most of the actors were thinking as they gamely trudged through their paces yet again. [31 May 1990, p.A12]
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 270 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Jul 18, 2013
    9
    While it is not as good as the previous two films, this film is still a good hit that takes us to a completely different period in time. TheWhile it is not as good as the previous two films, this film is still a good hit that takes us to a completely different period in time. The cast is again perfect- the music is good, the story is lacking a bit. But the film is entertaining in every way, which is why it scores so high in my book. Full Review »
  2. May 5, 2016
    8
    Part III of the trilogy gives us the most radically different movie with our characters journeying into the old west. So we've gone fromPart III of the trilogy gives us the most radically different movie with our characters journeying into the old west. So we've gone from science-fiction comedy to science-fiction comedy western. That's how you end a trilogy based around time travel! The film itself is a lot of fun and very adventurous with a great western rendition of the theme song which I love! A great conclusion to one of the all time greatest movie trilogies. Full Review »
  3. Mar 24, 2016
    10
    Doc im back from the future iv watched this so called Back to The Future and i just didnt go Back To the Future i went back to the past. InDoc im back from the future iv watched this so called Back to The Future and i just didnt go Back To the Future i went back to the past. In this third and final conclusion to such a great trilogy directed by Robert zemeckis and produced by Stevin Spielberg. In back to the future part 3 Marty go s to the Dr. Emmit Brown so he can take him to the real Dr. EMMIt Brown and take him back to the future and prevent him from dying in this fun western movie,conclusion to my 5th favorite trilogy. Full Review »